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. then teamsters' union president james hoffa. and later, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau updates congress on the progress of his agency. >> i think people really like to see how, where politicians' views have shifted over the years. i think people like to see whether mitt romney 1994 was campaigning for welfare reform, against welfare reform, for abortion. they want to see where he was doing it during his 2002 campaign, 2007. i think people really like to see how these politicians have evolved, and there's sort of an element to it that's almost a gotcha element, but there's also an element like people are like this is incredibly interesting. >> i've tried to think why it is that he has changed so often, why he finds it so difficult to come down on one side of an issue, instead sort of floats between both issues. ♪ >> as someone who's running for state office for the first time, does it help that your name is barack obama in terms of -- >> rod's a trailblazer and a hero of mine. >> i think the best way to describe it is sort of it's the viral beating heart of the interne
field of the reelection campaign. james hoffa says the labor union supports president obama and has criticized republicans and mitt romney for favoring ceos over workers. after the rnc convention he told the "huffington post" net romney once to annihilate labor workers. the obama administrations has been a mixed bag. even when democrats dominated the house and senate some say they took labor support for granted when they took self carolina to host last week's convention. and the free-trade agreement printer hurt american workers. the unions must juggle the demands of members wild businesses big for mercy in a weak economy. earlier this week the fedex ceo had to loosen his grip to allow the independent chairman to toe the line of escalating pay in seven of cutting jobs. at know whether time says mister hoffa has the labor unit seen so divorces to take away the rights we have fought to secure. corporations have become too rich and too powerful. he has been at the center since childhood. coughs the only son of legendary mr. james hoffa. he grew up union meetings. on his 18th birthday h
president james hoffa. he spoke earlier this week of the national press club for about an hour. [gavel] >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. my name is theresa werner and i am the president. and we are the leading organization for a journalist. we are committed to our program while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information, visit our web site, www.press.org. to donate to programs through the press club please visit press.org.institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i'd like to welcome our speakers. the head table includes guests of our speaker as well as working journalists who are club members. if you hear applause, note that the general audience is attending so it's not a lack of journalistic objectivity. i'd like to welcome our c-span and public radio guests. our luncheons are featured on our member-produced weekly podcast from the national press club available on i tunes. you also can follow the action on twitter, using# npclunch. after our guest speech concludes, we'll have a q&a and i'll ask as many questions as time permits. i'd like to in
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